Requiem for Drought Trapped Inside Boy Whose Eyes Held Hostage the Rain

 

Many years later, at Maximilian’s funeral, everyone will weep except for Alex. He has never been one to cry for the dead. As a child he always thought something was wrong with him because of this.

 

One day, while filling his daughter's inflatable swimming pool, the grief will spontaneously hit him like a wrecking ball wrapping itself around an ancient cathedral.